Alojz Drahoš
Biographic information and Artistic work
Photo Alojz Drahos

Alojz DRAHOŠ, akademický sochár, PhD.

Date and Place of Birth: 11th April 1954, Zohor, district of Malacky, Slovakia

Education and qualification:

  • Dissertation thesis and PhD. title, Comenius University in Bratislava, 2005
  • University degree, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, figural sculpture, 1975-1981
  • Secondary School of Applied Arts in Bratislava, wood carving, 1969-1973
  • Educational course: Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci in Perugia, Italy, 1980


He acted as a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava during 1983-1990. Since 1992 he has been teaching at the Department of the Fine Arts Education at the Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava


He concentrates on sculptural monumental interior and exterior creation and creation of the medals as well as larger works. He shows his works at domestic and foreign art exhibitions organized by artistic associations on a regular basis. Since 1996 he has been attending worldwide medal exhibitions FIDEM. In 2008 and 2010 he presented his works at international biennale of the contemporary medal in Portugal.

Participation in artistic symposiums

1984 International Sculptural Symposium, Vyšné Ružbachy, Slovakia
2005 International Sculptural Symposium, Terchová, Slovakia


1978Prize of the Slovak Fund of Visual Arts
1979Rector's Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design
1981Graduate Prize of the M. Benka
1987Reward in the Slovak competition
1988Second place in the regional competition (Association of Fine Artists from West Slovakia)
1990Third place in the field of statue (Association of Fine Artists from West Slovakia)
2003Third place in the Slovak medal competition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising
2008Second place for the statue at the 2nd International Review of Fine Art, Grottammare, Italy
2009Special prize at the 10th International festival of Fine Art, Porto Sant Elpidio, Italy
2011Identification Code of Slovakia
2014First place in the international competition - Design and realization of the Slovak Art Union Prize for the 9th International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

Membership in professional organizations and Associations

  • Association of Fine Artists from West Slovakia
  • Slovak Art Medal Society
  • Slovak Art Association (until 2010)

Representation in collections

  • Gallery Nitra (Slovakia)
  • Gallery ARDAN Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • AVS Praha (Czech Rep.)
  • Slovak National Museum – Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • National Bank of Slovakia – Museum of Coins and Medals Kremnica (Slovakia)
  • Gallery of Miloš Alexander Bazovský Trenčín (Slovakia)
  • ...and in private collections around the world

Artistic work

Single exhibitions (domestic and foreign):

1987Slovak National Museum - Museum of SNR, Myjava (Slovakia)
1987Gallery of F. Studený, Nitra (Slovakia)
1992Museum of Žitný ostrov, Dunajská Streda (Slovakia)
1993Congress center Piešťany (Slovakia)
1994Cultural center Istria, Bratislava (Slovakia)
1994Slovak National Museum - Libresso História, Bratislava (Slovakia)
1995Evangelic Choral House, Bratislava (Slovakia)
1995Gallery Ardan, Bratislava (Slovakia)
1996Slovak National Museum - Libresso História, Bratislava (Slovakia)
1996Gallery „T“ Bastion V., Komárno (Slovakia)
2001Greeting to the 3rd millennium, Gallery R.V.S. a .s. Most pri Bratislave – Studené (Slovakia)
2001Gallery ART-MA, Dunajská Streda (Slovakia)
2001Cultural House, Zohor (Slovakia)
2002ART Gallery, Nitra (Slovakia)
2002Presidential palace, Bratislava (Slovakia)
2003Gallery „NAMI“, Piešťany (Slovakia)
2005Gallery Fontána, Piešťany (Slovakia)
2006Slovak Institute, Warsaw (Poland)
2006Teatr muzyczny, Lodz (Poland)
2008Gallery of Supreme Control Office, Bratislava (Slovakia)
2010Gallery of M. A. Bazovský, Trenčín (Slovakia)
2010Gallery of Chancellery of the National Council of the Slovak Republic - Bratislava Castle, Bratislava (Slovakia)
2014"Reminiscence" - Exhibition on the Anniversary of the Author - Gallery UMELKA, Bratislava (Slovakia)
2019Sochárske invencie, Galéria v podkroví, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)


1973Relief "Culture", wood, Cultural House, Zohor
1974Sculptural group "Family", wood, Psychiatric medical institution, Veľké Leváre
1981Relief "To Victims", epoxy, Zohor
1984Sculpture "Goral", travertine, Vyšné Ružbachy
1984Coat of Arms of Slovak Republic, hydronalium, wedding hall, Kráľovský Chlmec
1985Anniversary plaque 50, punched bronze
1985Anniversary plaque 55, punched bronze
1986Memorial tablet on the house of birth of Dominik Skutecký, bronze, Gajary
1987Garden lanterns, hydronalium, Limbach
1988Medal for City of Levice, punched bronze, Levice
1989Division bar, wood, Teaching hospital, Košice
1989-1990Frontal wall in the wedding hall, wood, Ipeľský Sokolec
1990Coat of Arms of Slovak Republic for the Government Office of the Slovak Republic, bronze, Bratislava
1990Coat of Arms of Slovak Republic for the Government Office of the Slovak Republic, stainless steel, Bratislava
1993Mayor’s chain with insignia, bronze, Ilava
1993Sealer, bronze-wood, Ilava
1993-1994Interior Fountain, marble, Bratislava
1993-1994Exterior seating, marble, Bratislava
1999-2000Interior Fountain, marble, Studené
1999-2000Exterior Fountain, copper, Studené
2002-2010Prize for the Non-fiction Literature
2002-2010Prize of the Association of the Organizations of Slovak Writers
2005-2006Relief “Fragile Relations”, welded copper, Borinka
2009-2010Bust of M. R. Štefánik, bronze, Zohor
2010-2011Memorial tablet of A. Hlinka, bronze, Zohor
2011XI. International Symposium of Kremnica Medals, minted double-sided coin
2013-2015Mikuláš Lisický Prize
2017Proposal for the reconstruction and revitalization of the Red Army Memorial in the village of Zohor
2017Realization of bronze relief (95 x 60 cm) and orthodox bronze cross (65 cm) called Victims at the Red Army Memorial in Zohor
2018Vojtech Zamarovský Non-Fiction Club 2017 Award
2018Commemorative Medal to the 100th Anniversary of Comenius University in Bratislava, minted double-sided medal
2018Tree. A tribute to Albín Brunovský, a bronze kinetic sculpture, created on the occasion of the honorary name of the primary school in Zohor, total height 315 cm. Campus of Albín Brunovský Elementary School, Zohor
2019Vojtech Zamarovský Non-Fiction Club 2018 Award
2019Commemorative Medal of the Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic on the 75th anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising, minted double-sided medal
2019Award of the magazine Monuments and Museums for the year 2018

Presentation in media:

  • Drahoš, A.: Presentation of Works, TVA television (director Pavel Gábor), October 2005 (+ reprises)
  • Drahoš, A.: TV Gallery, television STV2 (director Jiří Fojtík), 2.12.2006 (+ reprises)
  • Drahoš, A.: Week in a Culture, television TA3 (Link), 2.3.2014


Address:Lozornianska 25, 900 51 Zohor, Slovakia
Telephone:+421 2 65961 617, +421 949 719 797